Positivity, Travel

This pandemic will change us all

As we shut our doors and live our lives 24/7 inside our homes, we think of what we will do once this global pandemic is over.  We are gripped by the reality of our mortality. I wanted to un-hear this line from a good friend but I couldn’t: “When this is over, we will all… Continue reading This pandemic will change us all

expatriation

This undeniable isolation, and things some expats avoid openly talking about

There is so much that aches to be told but can hardly be said when one moves to another country. As it happens, from time to time, I find myself falling into a state of muteness.  Expats go through a deeply nuanced process known to those who have packed their lives into big shipment boxes… Continue reading This undeniable isolation, and things some expats avoid openly talking about

Marriage, motherhood, Parenting

Raising a child in the age of Alexa

“Alexa, please play Five Little Monkeys,” I speak out to no person in particular.  We’re in the midst of one of the countless feeding-a-toddler episodes that parents know too well. Our 15-month old is getting restless on his booster chair and is kicking off the tray while trying to push his belly out of the… Continue reading Raising a child in the age of Alexa

motherhood, Parenting

14 Parenting Tips from Teenagers

Today’s teenagers are going through a myriad of things that can seem familiar and strange all at once to those of us who like to say that we have “been there.” “No, you haven’t been there. You really don’t know,” a number of teenagers in classes I covered would, not a bit too touchily, say. … Continue reading 14 Parenting Tips from Teenagers

expatriation, Positivity, Working Woman

Being underestimated is a gift in disguise

People see you, and yet they don’t. Instead of looking your way, they are looking way past you. Someone asks you a question, but oddly doesn’t tune in to your response. They make polite conversation with no intent to go beyond scratching the surface. They nod, they linger a little, but they neither see nor… Continue reading Being underestimated is a gift in disguise

expatriation, Positivity

Missing those deeper connections

Lately, I have been half-lamenting my lack of deeper connections. I have been craving to find that elusive spot where I can safely express my fears and insecurities, navigate my confusions and expose my vulnerabilities with neither judgment nor false comfort.  It has been more than two years since we expatriated, leaving the home, people,… Continue reading Missing those deeper connections

corporate life, Positivity, Working Woman

We are all in the process of becoming

Let’s rephrase this question, “What do you want to be?” into “What are the many things you want to be?” We are privileged to live in a time where reinvention is a necessity. When we reflect on our fast-changing world, it goes beyond the insane speed with which technology is taking over our lives; rather,… Continue reading We are all in the process of becoming